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Title
Celebrating John Butler: Video excerpts
Additional title: Mark of Cain (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: Three promenades with the Lord (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: Touch of loss (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: Carmina burana (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: According to Eve (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: After Eden (Choreographic work : Butler)
Additional title: Portrait of Billie (Choreographic work : Butler)
Names
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Producer)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Interviewee)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Choreographer)
Butler, John, 1920-1993 (Dancer)
Tetley, Glen (Dancer)
Hinkson, Mary (Dancer)
De Lavallade, Carmen, 1931- (Dancer)
Douglas, Scott, 1927-1996 (Dancer)
Fata, Wesley (Dancer)
Lee, Sondra (Dancer)
Lynn, Bambi (Dancer)
Moore, James, 1930 December 12- (Dancer)
Saint-Amant, Charles (Dancer)
Dunnock, Mildred (Performer)
Jamison, Judith (Dancer)
Oka, Michihiko (Dancer)
Chaya, Masazumi (Dancer)
Rhodes, Lawrence (Dancer)
Isaksen, Lone (Dancer)
Dove, Ulysses (Dancer)
Bije, Willy de la (Dancer)
Czarny, Charles (Dancer)
Sarstädt, Marian (Dancer)
Hyde, Anne (Dancer)
Lemaitre, Gérard (Dancer)
Janmaat, Martinette (Dancer)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Holder, Leo (Videographer)
Kassel, Virginia (Producer)
Nederlands Dans Theater (Dancer)
Collection

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1952 - 1992
Table of Contents
A choreographer at work: Interview with John Butler. Telecast on WGBH-TV's A time to dance, no. 4, 1959. Interviewer: Martha Myers. For the complete program, see: *MGZIC 9-940 A choreographer at work. -- Amahl and the night visitors: trio. Mus: Menotti. Recorded in 1952. Perf. by Butler, Glen Tetley, and Mary Hinkson. -- The mark of Cain. Mus: Ravel. Telecast on WCBS-TV's Lamp unto my feet, November 3, 1963. Perf. by Carmen de Lavallade (Eve), Wesley Fata (Adam), Scott Douglas (Abel), and Tetley (Cain), with Juliet Fisher, Phyllis Gutelius, Fred Herko, Joseph Nelson, and Richard Zelen. For the complete recording, see: *MGZIC 9-572 or *MGZIC 9-2602. -- A choreographer at work: Interview with John Butler. See credits above. -- A choreographer at work: Three promenades with the Lord. See production credits above. Mus: perf. by Leon Bibb (singer) and Freda Miller (pianist). Perf. by Butler, De Lavallade, Sondra Lee, Bambi Linn, James Moore, Charles Saint-Amant, and Tetley. -- Five ballets of the five senses. Telecast by WNET-TV on October 3, 1967. Montage, followed by excerpts from the final ballet, Touch of loss (mus: Robert Starer, text: François Villon), perf. by De Lavallade and Mildred Dunnock. For a complete recording of Touch of loss, see: *MGZHB 6-752. -- Echoes of jazz: duet. Mus: Gunther Schuller. Telecast on WNET-TV's U.S.A.: Dance, no. 1, 1965. Perf. by Butler and Hinkson. For a complete recording, see: *MGZHB 12-120. -- Carmina burana. Mus: Carl Orff. Telecast by WNET-TV on September 10, 1964. Perf. by Nederlands Dans Theater: Tetley, Willy de la Bye, Charles Czarny, Marian Sarstädt, Anne Hyde, Gérard Lemaitre, Martinette Janmaat, and others. For the complete recording, see: *MGZIC 7-190. -- According to Eve. Mus: George Crumb. Recorded in rehearsal with Butler in 1972 (?). Perf. by Judith Jamison, Michihiko Oka, and Masazumi Chaya of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For a complete recording, see: *MGZIC 9-1460. -- After Eden. Mus: Lee Holby. Telecast on WCBS-TV's Camera three on the program Dances of youth and maturity on April 4, 1971. Introduction by Butler. Perf. by Lawrence Rhodes and Lone Isaksen. For the complete recording, see: *MGZIC 9-778 Dances of youth and maturity. -- Portrait of Billie. Mus: Billie Holiday's songs. Recorded by Leo Holder in rehearsal with Butler at Jacob's Pillow in 1992. Perf. by De Lavallade and Ulysses Dove.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8752
Topics
Celebrating John Butler (1993 : New York Public Library)
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Interviews
Excerpts
Notes
Venue: Compilation of film and video excerpts shown during the symposium Celebrating John Butler, presented in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on December 6, 1993.
Creation/production credits: Producer: Jac Venza. Associate producer: Virginia Kassel.
Additional physical form: For the complete symposium, including these film and video excerpts, see: *MGZIC 9-4131 Celebrating John Butler.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (34 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946068930-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176159
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49e69520-889c-0138-464b-51f0369badc3
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1952: Created (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Celebrating John Butler" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1952 - 1992. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/43815313-92d3-4517-ac51-c0fb8e44401b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Celebrating John Butler" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/43815313-92d3-4517-ac51-c0fb8e44401b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1952 - 1992). Celebrating John Butler Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/43815313-92d3-4517-ac51-c0fb8e44401b

Wikipedia Citation

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Celebrating John Butler